Monthly Archives: May 2013

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found a feedback system in rats that may explain the craving of so called “comfort foods” in people who are under stress. A steroid hormone, called corticosterone, is produced in rats as a response to stress. The human equivalent of this hormone is cortisol. The hormone […]

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Bioflavonoids are a class of water-soluble plant pigments found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have antioxidant effects. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against the damaging effects of reactive chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals can cause oxidative stress, leading to cellular damage. In a meta-analysis, published in the journal, Clinical Nutrition […]

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According to a report appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 352:1135-1137, Number 11, March 17, 2005), longevity in the United States will fall in the coming years because of the epidemic of obesity. According to one of the authors, S. Jay Olshansky, a longevity researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, […]

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